Weekly Update: April 15, 2019

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. This week is a principal directed PLC. Grades 3-6 (and Monica) should meet in room 23 from 1:40-2:40 for CAASPP training. Grades K-2 should meet with your grade level team. You may wish to plan for your upcoming Reading and Writing Units, discuss Second Step Implementation, de-brief the strategy group work that we did with Elma and Beth or anything else of value to your team.

LCAP Student Surveys- grades 3-6:

By April 17, please have students in grades 3-6 to complete the survey in class. Encourage students to be honest and answer the last question in a productive and responsible manner.  It should take about 20 minutes or so to complete.

The direct link is:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNYQgf3QQ2UTZoLFrpvqw_1kLiX4fibjUrvihf7qBIQqZvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:

Please share the survey link (below) with our families via dojo, classroom, seesaw etc. Thank you!!

Parent survey direct link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgO_K4vSkZ2IC3UpHOtWW8uaCdKO_Hr6tW5UPbB-4AOjil-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upper Grade Teachers College Visit April 15/16:

Teachers College Visit April 15, 16

5th/6th Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly 8:00-9:50 Labsite-Shelly Molina Meet in Room 23
4th Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C. 10:10-12:00 Labsite-Erika Pehrson Meet in Room 23
3rd RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie 12:35-2:25 Labsite-Aranzazu Castellanos Meet in Room 23
Samsung Grant:

Last year, Shelly and Aranzazu were successfully awarded a Samsung grant which provided 6 t.v.’s for our school (Library, Office, Cafeteria etc) Linked below is the new application which is due April 22nd.  We anticipate this will be the last year they do this. Please let me know if you plan to apply and how I may help you with the application. Here is a link to the application:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/061260_c9e2193407d04eb78ddbc5fd54e51302.pdf

Chromebooks Stay Here- beginning April 15th:

Beginning, Monday, April 15 please have your students leave their Chromebooks in the classroom.  That will give you a week to make sure you have all the Chromebooks and chargers set up in the cart before testing starts. Students will be keeping their chromebooks at school during testing.

Test Prep Units:
The new test prep units are available in the Teachers College Treasure Chest. Jen Oliveira sent an email with the links. Teachers in grades 3-6 received a hard copy of the units this week.
Additional Resources from Angela’s email this week…
Smarter Balanced/CAASPP Test Schedule 4/22-5/17

Below you will find our 2019 CAASPP testing schedule. As you and our students will remember, we had many technical difficulties during last year’s administration. These issues were experienced across the district and, I believe, negatively impacted our students’ results. Additionally, they heightened our students’ and our frustration levels. Due to this, the District recommends that we minimize the number of students testing at any time. Therefore, this year’s schedule is VERY different. Below the schedule you will find additional notes about ELD and planning times.

Linked Here

CAASPP Testing Schedule for 2019

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Make-ups 3rd (8:15 AM- 9:50 AM )

5th (10:25- 12:00 PM)

4th (8:15 AM- 9:50)

6th (10:25- 12: PM)

Math CAT April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26
Math PT April 29 April 30 May 1 May 2 May 3
ELA CAT May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10
ELA PT May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17

PE Data due

May 20-24

Additional Testing time if needed

May 20

Science

May 21 May 22

Science

May 23 May 24

 

Planning for Friday and Mondays switches

ELD canceled- Self Contained ELD

Chromebooks MAY NOT go home during the test window- teachers must set up the carts with the chargers like they used to be (estimated to take 30-45 minutes) and all CB MUST stay in the classroom for the duration of testing.

Rationale and Benefits:

  • Heavy technical issues may have had an impact on student engagement with the test last year
  • Kids reported stamina was a challenge
  • Decreases strain on network
  • Promotes attention to teaching and learning versus a focus on testing
  • Allows time for TCRWP Test Prep unit
  • Minimizes authentication failures at login

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • Electronic Score Reports will be distributed through a “parent portal” either through Synergy or Illuminate. Updates and more information to follow.

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: April 8, 2019

Welcome back!

Staff Professional Development:

We DO meet as a staff in room 23 at 1:40. 

Teachers College TK-2 April 8 and 9:

Schedule:

Kindergarten/TK

Karina Martinez

Connie Leon

Christy Shultz

      8:00-9:45

8:00-8:40

8:40-9:25 Labsite

9:25-9:45

2nd

Maria Hopkins

Jeanne Sherwood

Melinda Seubert

      10:00-11:40

10:00-10:35

10:35-11:15 Labsite

11:15-11:40

1st

Rebecca Carson

Dene Sanchez/Laura Acosta

Georgina Lobato

Monica Hueso

 

**Monday

12:15-1:40

12:15-12:45

12:45-1:20 Labsite

1:20-1:40

 

**Tuesday

12:15-2:25

12:15-1:0) 5

1:05-1:45 Labsite

1:45-2:25

What to Bring:

  • GR K
    • Persuasive Writing of All Kinds
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing
  • GR 1
    • Poetry and Songs Unit
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing
  • GR 2
    • Lab Reports and Science Books
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing

Dr. McNamara Visit- April 11 11:30-12:15:

Please see the tentative schedule for Dr. Mc’s visit Thursday, April 11th

11:30    Carrie Wahamaki

11:35    Aranzazu Castellanos

11:38    Leslie Ochoa

11:42    RoseAnn Hernandez

11:46    Erika Pehrson/Tracy Rolfe

11:50    K.C. Kinnamon

11:54    Angelica Goulding

11:58    Patty Valdivia

12:04    Don Brizendine

12:08    Shelly Molina

12:12    Erin Major/Dave Benson

LCAP Student Surveys- grades 3-6:

By April 17, please have students in grades 3-6 to complete the survey in class. Encourage students to be honest and answer the last question in a productive and responsible manner.  It should take about 20 minutes or so to complete.

The direct link is:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNYQgf3QQ2UTZoLFrpvqw_1kLiX4fibjUrvihf7qBIQqZvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:

Please share the survey link (below) with our families via dojo, classroom, seesaw etc. Thank you!!

Parent survey direct link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgO_K4vSkZ2IC3UpHOtWW8uaCdKO_Hr6tW5UPbB-4AOjil-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Chromebooks Stay Here- beginning April 15th:

Beginning, Monday, April 15 please have your students leave their Chromebooks in the classroom.  That will give you a week to make sure you have all the Chromebooks and chargers set up in the cart before testing starts. Students will be keeping their chromebooks at school during testing.

Test Prep Units:
The new test prep units are available in the Teachers College Treasure Chest. Jen Oliveira sent an email with the links. Teachers in grades 3-6 will receive a hard copy of the units the week we return from spring break.
Health and Safety Fair- Friday, April 12:
Scheduling details to follow via email. Please remind students to dress for a morning outside (sunblock, hats, etc).
The time is here once again for Emory’s flashmob! This year, we will be dancing to Imagine Dragon’s “Thunder.”
Please see the email from Holli with the powerpoint which has the link to “Thunder” in it. As in the past two years, we will be performing the dance at the Health and Safety Fair on Friday, April 12th. It is perfectly fine to use PE minutes to teach the dance.
Holli will send out other emails as the week progresses stating days/times we will have practice sessions. The plan, however, is to have practice sessions in the morning next week and the week of April 8. We may also have a few sessions at the end of the day.
There are a few places where the boys sign and chant their group name, COJB. We would like to substitute and shout out E M O R Y during these portions. It will make sense once you see the video.
Stop the video at 2:52, as the song is over at this time.
A huge thank you to those already learning the dance for Emory’s 3rd Annual FlashMob!! For those who have seen it, there is a portion where the boys shout out their group name. We are going to copy change that to shout out Emory. There are 3 different places where this will happen. Attached is a sample of what this should sound like.
Teachers College Visit April 15/16:

Teachers College Visit April 15, 16

5th/6th Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly 8:00-9:50 Labsite-Shelly Molina Meet in Room 23
4th Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C. 10:10-12:00 Labsite-Erika Pehrson Meet in Room 23
3rd RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie 12:35-2:25 Labsite-Aranzazu Castellanos Meet in Room 23
Samsung Grant:

Last year, Shelly and Aranzazu were successfully awarded a Samsung grant which provided 6 t.v.’s for our school (Library, Office, Cafeteria etc) Linked below is the new application which is due April 22nd.  We anticipate this will be the last year they do this. Please let me know if you plan to apply and how I may help you with the application. Here is a link to the application:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/061260_c9e2193407d04eb78ddbc5fd54e51302.pdf

Quote of the Week:
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Weekly Update: March 18, 2019

Thank you for your hard work during this long (and rainy) winter stretch between winter break and spring break. Enjoy this week with your students and colleagues. For many of us vacations are amazing, for some of our students they are very hard weeks without the kindness and stability that you offer. Best wishes for a fun and relaxing spring vacation!!

PLC Wednesday:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Please meet with your grade level team from 1:40-2:40. You may review the District Benchmark assessments, CAASPP Interim assessment results, District Writing Day Prompt pieces, begin planning for the new R/W Units, Test Prep Units or anything else beneficial to your team.

Test Prep Units:
The new test prep units are available in the Teachers College Treasure Chest. Jen Oliveira sent an email with the links. Teachers in grades 3-6 will receive a hard copy of the units the week we return from spring break.
Health and Safety Week:
The time is here once again for Emory’s flashmob! This year, we will be dancing to Imagine Dragon’s “Thunder.”
 
Please see the email from Holli with the powerpoint which has the link to “Thunder” in it. As in the past two years, we will be performing the dance at the Health and Safety Fair on Friday, April 12th. It is perfectly fine to use PE minutes to teach the dance.
 
Holli will send out other emails as the week progresses stating days/times we will have practice sessions. The plan, however, is to have practice sessions in the morning next week and the week of April 8. We may also have a few sessions at the end of the day.
 
There are a few places where the boys sign and chant their group name, COJB. We would like to substitute and shout out E M O R Y during these portions. It will make sense once you see the video.
 
Stop the video at 2:52, as the song is over at this time.
A huge thank you to those already learning the dance for Emory’s 3rd Annual FlashMob!! For those who have seen it, there is a portion where the boys shout out their group name. We are going to copy change that to shout out Emory. There are 3 different places where this will happen. Attached is a sample of what this should sound like.
 Smarter Balanced Blueprint and Release Questions:

As we move into CAASPP season (well, spring break first), I wanted to share the resources below. As you are facilitating Interim Assessments, you may also want to use some of the CAASPP release questions in your math instruction as problems of the day or number talks.  These might also be tools for you to use when you meet with your grade level teams.

SBAC Blueprint: What do students need to know and be able to do?

Sample Items from SBAC

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: March 11, 2019

PLC Wednesday:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Please meet with your grade level team. You may discuss administration of the District Benchmark, CAASPP Interim assessments, results of these assessments, District Writing Day, begin planning for the new R/W Units or anything else beneficial to your team.

ELPAC Administration Grades 2-6- March 11-15):

During the week of March 11-15, students who are English Learners in grades 2-6 will participate in the ELPAC assessment. 

Monday- ELD happens- regular day. Tuesday- Thursday) NO ELD groups Tuesday-Friday

**DO NOT Delay start time!

Tuesday (Listening), Wednesday (Reading) and Thursday (Writing)

8:20-9:30    Grade 2

8:20-9:50     Grade 3/4

8:20-10:10    Grade 5/6

Reminders for ELPAC Assessors:

By Friday 3/8, cover your walls/ take down instructional supports.

DO NOT use your cell phone ever when administering the ELPAC (all state assessments). Call the office for help

Login to TOMS- test the audio sample for the Listening Assessment (grades 3-6)

Dr. McNamara Visit Tentative Schedule March 11:

10:00    Don

10:02    Shelly

10:04    Erin/Dave

10:06    Patty

10:09    Holli

10:11    K.C.

10:13    Erika/Tracy

10:16    Aranzazu

10:18    Leslie

10:20    Jeanne

10:22    Melinda

10:24    Georgina

10:26    RoseAnn

10:28    Monica

10:30    Maria

10:32    Christy

10:34    Rebecca

10:36    Dene

10:39    Karina

10:41    Connie

Momo:

There have been recent news reports on the Momo Challenge, a form of cyberbullying said to be prevalent on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and YouTube. Momo messages allegedly compel youngsters to engage in perilous activities such as taking pills, stabbing other people, and even killing themselves.

While there is strong reason to believe the Momo Challenge is overblown, word of the Momo Challenge is now so widespread that whether or not it represents a real threat, the subject has generated rumors that in themselves can be cause for concern among children. Tell your students that Momo is NOT real and that they have nothing to worry about. Please see me if you need support or have other questions. 

PERFORMANCE TASKS/CAASPP INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

TK-2 should use the SBUSD District Performance Tasks which can be found in Illuminate. 3-6th grade may use either the CAASPP Interim Assessments OR the SBUSD District Performance Tasks. Please complete ALL performance task experiences before Spring Break. 

TK-2

SBUSD Performance Tasks- Ask Georgina- She is the EXPERT!!!

Grades 3-6

CAASPP Interim Assessments found here

***Student MUST access the test via the “air secure browser”

CAASPP LABELS– Labels with student SSID and other testing information can be found in Illuminate in a report named “CAASPP Labels” (creative, I know…). When you open the report, click on “Labels” on the tool bar in the grey banner then click “Download”. You can print directly to label sheets or print to regular paper and adhere them to an index card. THESE ARE SECURE TESTING MATERIALS, and should be locked up nightly.

Smarter Balanced Blueprint and Release Questions:

As we move into CAASPP season (well, spring break first), I wanted to share the resources below. As you are facilitating Interim Assessments, you may also want to use some of the CAASPP release questions in your math instruction as problems of the day or number talks.  These might also be tools for you to use when you meet with your grade level teams.

SBAC Blueprint: What do students need to know and be able to do?

Sample Items from SBAC

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: March 4, 2019

Staff Professional Development:

We DO meet as a staff this week. Please help your colleagues be in room 23 at 1:40. We will discuss final ELPAC reminders/procedures (March 11-15) and spend time thinking/planning for changes to our routines and procedures with our new furniture.

ELPAC Administration Grades 2-6- March 11-15):

During the week of March 11-15, students who are English Learners in grades 2-6 will participate in the ELPAC assessment. 

Monday- ELD happens- regular day. Tuesday- Thursday) NO ELD groups Friday ELD happens

Tuesday (Listening), Wednesday (Reading) and Thursday (Writing)

8:20-9:30    Grade 2

8:20-9:50     Grade 3/4

8:20-10:10    Grade 5/6

Reminders for ELPAC Assessors:

By Friday 3/8, cover your walls/ take down instructional supports.

DO NOT use your cell phone ever when administering the ELPAC (all state assessments). Call the office for help

Login to TOMS- test the audio sample for the Listening Assessment

Math Labsite:

Thank you to Connie, Maria and Don for hosting us. We will meet at room 23.
Time Grade Teachers # of Subs Needed Classroom lab

teacher/grade

Room #
8:00-

9:30

4/5 Perkins, Pehrson, Kinnamon

Rolfe

Goulding

Brizendine

6 Don Brizendine/5 15
9:45-

11:15

K/1 Shultz,

Leon, Martinez, Lobato, Sanchez/Acosta

Carson

Hueso

7 Connie Leon/K K2
Lunch 11:15-12:35
12:35-

2:25

2/3 Sherwood

Seubert

Hopkins

Hernandez

Castellanos

Ochoa

6 M

3 T

Maria Hopkins/2 7
If possible please review Chapter 5 from Thinking Together prior to us meeting.  Michelle Syverson included a graphic organizer that we will use when discussing the chapter.
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Classroom Hosts for Upcoming Teachers College Visits:

By Friday, March 8, please email the names of our hosts for our upcoming TC visits.

Primary Grade TC Visit              April 8 and 9

K, 1 and 2

Upper Grade TC Visit                  April 15 and 16

3, 4 and 4/6

Dr. McNamara Visit Tentative Schedule March 11:

10:00    Don

10:02    Shelly

10:04    Erin/Dave

10:06    Patty

10:09    Holli

10:11    K.C.

10:13    Erika/Tracy

10:16    Aranzazu

10:18    Leslie

10:20    Jeanne

10:22    Melinda

10:24    Georgina

10:26    RoseAnn

10:28    Monica

10:30    Maria

10:32    Christy

10:34    Rebecca

10:36    Dene

10:39    Karina

10:41    Connie

Momo:

There have been recent news reports on the Momo Challenge, a form of cyberbullying said to be prevalent on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and YouTube. Momo messages allegedly compel youngsters to engage in perilous activities such as taking pills, stabbing other people, and even killing themselves.

While there is strong reason to believe the Momo Challenge is overblown, word of the Momo Challenge is now so widespread that whether or not it represents a real threat, the subject has generated rumors that in themselves can be cause for concern among children. Tell your students that Momo is NOT real and that they have nothing to worry about. Please see me if you need support or have other questions. 

Updates from Learning and Innovation:

PERFORMANCE TASKS/CAASPP INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

TK-2 should use the SBUSD District Performance Tasks which can be found in Illuminate. 3-6th grade may use either the CAASPP Interim Assessments OR the SBUSD District Performance Tasks. Please complete ALL performance task experiences before Spring Break. 

TK-2

SBUSD Performance Tasks- Ask Georgina- She is the EXPERT!!!

Grades 3-6

CAASPP Interim Assessments found here

***Student MUST access the test via the “air secure browser”

CAASPP LABELS– Labels with student SSID and other testing information can be found in Illuminate in a report named “CAASPP Labels” (creative, I know…). When you open the report, click on “Labels” on the tool bar in the grey banner then click “Download”. You can print directly to label sheets or print to regular paper and adhere them to an index card. THESE ARE SECURE TESTING MATERIALS, and should be locked up nightly.

Smarter Balanced Blueprint and Release Questions:

As we move into CAASPP season (weel, spring break first), I wanted to share the resources below. As you are facilitating Interim Assessments, you may also want to use some of the CAASPP release questions in your math instruction as problems of the day or number talks.  These might also be tools for you to use when you meet with your grade level teams.

SBAC Blueprint: What do students need to know and be able to do?

Sample Items from SBAC

Read Across America- March 4-8:
Thanks to RoseAnn for coordinating our efforts, Dave, Erika, Holli and student council for supporting and Aranzazu for preparing our certificates!
We will kick off the week with a, slightly, extended flag salute.
Spirit Days

Monday- Cat in the Hat- A sombrero, a cap, or even a beret—It’s a “Wear Any Kind of Hat” special day!

Tuesday- If I Ran the Zoo- Lions ROAR and cows go MOO! Wear an animal themed shirt, animal ears, or animal tails too!

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday- Polka dots, plaid, mis-matched clothing too: Funky hairstyles and crazy socks will do! Dress your wackiest!

Thursday- Oh! The Places You’ll Go! – I’ve been here, I’ve been there, I wish I could go everywhere! Wear a shirt representing a place you have visited or a place you would like to go (college)!

Friday- My Many Colored Days- Emory is awesome and blue is so bright! Wear your favorite color or Pride shirt, it’ll be out sight!

 

Classroom Doors Should Always Be Locked:
To ensure your safety and the safety of the students in our care, please keep your classrooms doors locked and if you choose, use the door blocks to allow for students to come and go without knocking. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please submit a work order if your door block does not function properly.
Quote of the Week:
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Weekly Update: February 25, 2019

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Please meet with your grade level team. You may wish to plan for or discuss student results District Performance Tasks or the CAASPP Interim Assessments; identify a host for TC or anything else of benefit to your team.

Math Labsite:

Our Math Labsite is scheduled for March 4 and 5. I will share the schedule via email early this week.  
The focus will be on Questioning and Conferring with students. Additionally, I asked Michelle Syverson to take some time to discuss systems for managing math tools.
If possible please review Chapter 5 from Thinking Together prior to us meeting.  Michelle Syverson included a graphic organizer that we will use when discussing the chapter.
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New Furniture:

Thank you for submitting your chair orders forms. To help us prepare for the big changes ahead, please let me know what questions you have. I will do my best to answer them and/or provide professional development to support us in getting these questions answered.

Specifically,

What questions do you have about the process/timeline?

What professional development/learning would you like?

What questions/procedures would you like time with a grade level or grade level band to address?

Other?

Please email me any questions by Friday, March 1st and I will prepare a Frequently Asked Question document and begin exploring resources for professional development.

Updates from Learning and Innovation:

PERFORMANCE TASKS/CAASPP INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

TK-2 should use the SBUSD District Performance Tasks which can be found in Illuminate. 3-6th grade may use either the CAASPP Interim Assessments OR the SBUSD District Performance Tasks. Please complete ALL performance task experiences before Spring Break. 

TK-2

SBUSD Performance Tasks found here scroll to the BOTTOM of the page to access information.

Grades 3-6

CAASPP Interim Assessments found here

***Student MUST access the test via the “air secure browser”

CAASPP LABELS– Labels with student SSID and other testing information can be found in Illuminate in a report named “CAASPP Labels” (creative, I know…). When you open the report, click on “Labels” on the tool bar in the grey banner then click “Download”. You can print directly to label sheets or print to regular paper and adhere them to an index card. THESE ARE SECURE TESTING MATERIALS, and should be locked up nightly.

Read Across America- March 4-8
Please submit Read Leader names to RoseAnn by Monday, Feb 25th. We will have an event kick off on Monday, March 4th during flag salute. Details about the kick off and spirit activities coming soon. Thank you to RoseAnn for her leadership in coordinating this campaign.
Classroom Doors Should Always Be Locked:
To ensure your safety and the safety of the students in our care, please keep your classrooms doors locked and if you choose, use the door blocks to allow for students to come and go without knocking. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please submit a work order if your door block does not function properly.

 

Classroom Hosts for Upcoming Teachers College Visits:

Please work with your grade level team to identify hosts for our upcoming TC visits.

Primary Grade TC Visit              April 8 and 9

Upper Grade TC Visit                  April 15 and 16

Upcoming Events/Due dates:

February 25                           Reader Leader Name Due

March 4/5                               Math Labsite

March 4-8                                Read Across America Campaign

March 11-15                            2-6 Elpac Summative Assessment Week

March 11                                Dr. McNamara Visits Emory

March 22                                 Last day before Spring Break/Soaring to Success/

Performance Tasks/Interim Assessments Complete

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: February 19, 2019

District PLN-Wednesday Feb 20:

Along with schools across the District, we meet this Wednesday, Feb 20, from 1:40-2:40 in room 23 to complete the staff LCAP input protocol. We will use this document LCAP Actions and this thinking routine Compass Points thinking routine.

Classroom Hosts for Math Labsite and Upcoming Teachers College Visits:

We will need classroom hosts for our upcoming math labsite and TC visit. Please work with your grade level team and let me know who would like to host which visits. For TC, I will need a host from each grade level and for Math Labsite a host from K/1, 2/3 and 4/5.

Math Labsite                                March 4 and March 5

Primary Grade TC Visit              April 8 and 9

Upper Grade TC Visit                  April 15 and 16

Updates from Learning and Innovation:

PERFORMANCE TASKS/CAASPP INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

TK-2 should use the SBUSD District Performance Tasks which can be found in Illuminate. 3-6th grade may use either the CAASPP Interim Assessments OR the SBUSD District Performance Tasks. Please complete ALL performance task experiences before Spring Break. 

TK-2

SBUSD Performance Tasks found here scroll to the BOTTOM of the page to access information.

Grades 3-6

CAASPP Interim Assessments found here

***Student MUST access the test via the “air secure browser”

CAASPP LABELS– Labels with student SSID and other testing information can be found in Illuminate in a report named “CAASPP Labels” (creative, I know…). When you open the report, click on “Labels” on the tool bar in the grey banner then click “Download”. You can print directly to label sheets or print to regular paper and adhere them to an index card. THESE ARE SECURE TESTING MATERIALS, and should be locked up nightly.

REPORT CARDS– The window for Report Cards will be open Monday, February 4th.Attendance data will be populated on Wednesday, February 20th by 5pm. Please remember to use a text editor, like Google Docs or MS Word to type your comments and copy/paste to the report cards. Also, remember to SAVE OFTEN.
Read Across America- March 4-8
Please submit Read Leader names to RoseAnn by Monday, Feb 25th. We will have an event kick off on Monday, March 4th during flag salute. Details about the kick off and spirit activities coming soon. Thank you to RoseAnn for her leadership in coordinating this campaign.
Classroom Doors Should Always Be Locked:
To ensure your safety and the safety of the students in our care, please keep your classrooms doors locked and if you choose, use the door blocks to allow for students to come and go without knocking. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please submit a work order if your door block does not function properly.
Changes to TC Sequence/information about the Test Prep Unit- Upper Grade Only
 The sequence has changed to make room for the TCRWP Test Prep Reading and Writing Units. This unit is NOT in lieu of a unit, NOR is it meant to insert now before Spring Break. Continue on with your next unit and start the Test Prep Unit in April.
The TOSAs will be having a collab on April 9th around the Test Prep unit and will have a calendar for you which includes time for the practice and training tests. You can sign up for that collab here.
Materials will be distributed for you in March.
The Test Prep Unit is set to be completed by May 3rd, which will be the 2nd week of CAASPP math testing. On May 6th, the week you start CAASPP ELA testing, you’ll begin your final unit on the sequence. 
Other District Professional Development Opportunities:

Join your colleagues and Literacy TOSAs for a series of 3 professional development sessions addressing the needs of your striving readers.  We will focus on readers workshop, taking teachers through the process of planning and scheduling small group instruction that supports the needs of students reading significantly below grade level. Instructional methods and resources will be shared.

While we encourage you to attend all three sessions, as the information and practices will build on each other, teachers are welcome to attend those sessions that are of most interest to them.
SESSION 1:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 FROM 3:30-5:00 pm
EDUCATION CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM 4
Out-Of-Contract Pay Provided
LESSON DESIGN FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS is planned for Monday, March 4 from 3:30-5:00 at the Education Center. As in the past, out-of-contract pay will be provided.  It’s an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and exchange ideas.
Please take a moment to sign up and mark your calendars.  ALL teachers grades 3-8 are invited to attend.  We will continue to discuss ongoing assessment and lesson design to meet the needs of our diverse population of language learners.  Hope to see you there!
Getting Ready for our Math Labsite:
Our focus will be on Questioning and Conferring with students.  Due to the limited time together, if possible please review Chapter 5 from Thinking Together prior to us meeting.  Michelle Syverson included a graphic organizer that we will use when discussing the chapter.
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Upcoming Events/Due dates:

February 19                           Fountas and Pinnell Data Entered

February 20                           Furniture Order Form Due

February 22                           Report Cards go home

February 25                           Reader Leader Name Due

March 4/5                               Math Labsite

March 4-8                                Read Across America Campaign

March 11-15                            2-6 Elpac Summative Assessment Week

March 11                                Dr. McNamara Visits Emory

March 22                                 Last day before Spring Break/Soaring to Success/

Performance Tasks/Interim Assessments Complete

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